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#1
Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   308 comments
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1456 comments
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Just Like You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Feet dangle inches above Tantalizingly taunting … They strive to graze the bicycle’s pedals, Just as my hands strive to emerge From the lemon yellow dress You handed down to me. My slow growth is too far behind Your quick judgment,... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   301 comments
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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   791 comments
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Jerk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand.... (more »)
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Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Their eyes tell silent stories. Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts. These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of. They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   349 comments
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#9
We Have Moved On
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Do you ever think before you speak? Or do the words flow out of your mouth Fast and quick vodka Sloshing over your red cup spilling venom on your so called friends have you ever opened your mind, eyes? Just like you tell me to open... (more »)
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Right Free Zone
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They tell us at five that we are a rocket ship, a Cape Canaveral of potential They teach us all the rights, so we pledge our allegiance But they passed an act that would strip me of my freedoms So that now they can send any message that I... (more »)
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The Rape He Blamed Me For
You can't clap with one hand He says while on the stand. No decent young girl would roam around at night. Little did he know I was out to get a bite After a long day at work with no food in my stomach. I had invited the rape, I had... (more »)
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#12
Cellophane
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You know my story How the government created me How I steal away innocence and show no mercy How I come wrapped in Cellophane You know I’m no good Yet you fein for my love My numbing touch The way I melt away your pain Electricity... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1 comment
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Burn The Forest (Reverse)
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      Our forest’s burn down,       We will not let       Our people       Put out fires,       We shall       Burn the forest’s,... (more »)
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blue iris
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a gleaming brightness dances softly in a halo of graceful, radiance surrounding her as she walks barefoot     through prickling shrubbery lingering among the pinewoods wafting through a quiet, bony summer of blazing lilies and... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   2 comments
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#15
His Everything
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His messy brown hair His angel winged vest His black and gold Harley His sweet smile His hidden soft side His protectiveness His muscular arms His stubbornness His loyalty His everything (more »)
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Death
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Death is a tricky thing Comes out of nowhere Whisks them away Somewhere new Somewhere old Somewhere warm Somewhere cold We don't know Until we go Until we grow old Until we become something else Until we aren't where we should be... (more »)
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